Student Wellness, Experience, and Leadership Coordinator
The Student Wellness, Experience, and Leadership Coordinator (SWELC) oversees the student experience at Alzar School, with the primary goal of ensuring that the semesters offer students a meaningful, productive, and powerful experience. Please read full job description at http://tinyurl.com/swelc2024
It is the SWELC’s responsibility to support student’s growth and development across multiple departments within the school. The SWELC reports directly to the Director of Expeditions & Risk Management, but collaborates regularly with the Director of Student Success, Equity & Belonging and the Director of Semester Program. Depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and the school’s needs, responsibilities are likely to include teaching a section or sections of an academic class. This position works closely with the Director of Student Success, Equity and Belonging, Director of Studies and Director of Expeditions and Risk Management. Additionally, the SWELC is responsible for helping foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for students within the program. The SWELC also serves in the “administrator on call” role, providing support to programmatic staff. The SWELC shall live and work in Patagonia, Chile during the time that students are completing that portion of their semester (each year, this is from approximately November 1 to December 16 and January 27 to March 23, or 7 weeks per semester). The SWELC is required to live on campus in Idaho and Chile (housing provided). This is a twelve month, full-time, exempt salaried position. As this is a new position for Alzar School, this job description will be adapted and updated based on the candidate’s skill sets and a review of the efforts put into practice. It is possible that tasks described below will be augmented, changed, or deleted in the first year of employment.
Alzar School employees motivate, inspire, and educate our students both in and out of the classroom. They are passionate educators who are excited to share their knowledge of content areas, enthusiasm for the outdoors, and curiosity for cultural learning.
Competencies and core skills required for Alzar School teaching position include:
- strong knowledge of area of professional efforts
- adaptable, able to take challenges in stride
- embraces dynamic working environments, including outdoor and international settings
- strong communication and interpersonal skills
- enjoys interacting with students, families, and colleagues
- ability to work independently and as part of a team
We invite applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply, and firmly believe that a diverse faculty enriches our staff community and connections with students. Some applicants may possess skills in certain areas and less experience in others, for example: academic, outdoor, residential, leadership, or cultural, amongst others. We look forward to the opportunity to review your application!